Yale University - MFA
Pratt Institute - BFA
Brooklyn Museum – Painting
"I work with materials that, at first glance, seem contradictory and even arbitrary. I may start with an idea but no specific end vision. It's the handling of the material and research that bring the ideas to life. I treat each project as a scientific experiment as the work builds upon itself. The accidental discoveries guide the mechanics of the execution and the final piece. The magic happens when work blends with play and the time disappears."
Aleks Rosenberg was born in Central Siberia in 1952 to a Czech mother and Hungarian father, both survivors of Stalin’s infamous gulags. When he was an infant he contracted Cholera forcing the family to move to a warmer climate in Khirgistan.
At age 5 Aleks learned to draw and work with his hands by helping his father design and build simple furniture and toys when they lived on a remote collective farm near the Chinese border. Since the family moved a lot and were always perceived as outsiders, Aleks found his way among new friends by excelling in art. Later, at Pratt Institute, he got hooked on animation and produced two short animated films that went on to win a number of film festival awards and were screened at the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art and at Brooklyn Museum. He is also a recipient of the Ford Foundation Grant, Louis B. Mayer Grant, NY Art Directors Club Award, and Architectural Design Award. His artwork is in permanent collections at Coca Cola, Pfizer, Nielson, Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, and a number of private collections.
At the same time, for over thirty years, Aleks has been a principal of a number of successful film production companies in New York and Miami with such clients as IBM, AT&T, Bell Labs, American Express, Chevrolet, BMW, Prudential, People Magazine, Pepsi Cola, MTV, CBS, ABC, Sprint, Avon, Marvel, etc. Aleks has also created animations for such clients as ABC's Emmy winning children's series Animals, Animals, Animals and special effects for feature films and TV specials. He has also directed numerous music videos for such groups as Aerosmith, Foghat, The Ventures special, and Bay City Rollers for clients such as Warner, RCA, Atlantic, CBS, Colombia, etc.
Aleks Rosenberg is also an award-winning feature film director, producer, and writer. His 35mm feature film, Zelimo, has won: “Gold Special Jury Award/ Best First Feature” at the 2002 Worldfest International film Festival; "Best Production In Feature Film" Award at the 2002 First Annual Made-In-Miami Film Festival and has been selected to open The 2002 Annual Empire IFF, the 2002 Myhelan Film Festival, the 2002 Washington DC Independent Film Festival, San Diego IFF, Sarasota IFF, Ohio IFF, Palm Beach JFF, Mexico IFF, and Miami JFF. Zelimo is available on DVD through Amazon, Netflix, and local retailers.
Currently, Aleks Rosenberg resides in Florida with his wife and son.